If you were one of London's estimated , Grindr users trying to log into the GPS-based gay dating App last week, you may have encountered some difficulty, due, according to some , to the influx of Olympic athletes trying to use the service. In a July 19th post on the Grindr blog , App founder Joel Simkhai issued an apology to users who had experienced "service disruptions," and explains, "when we discovered that [Grindr wasn't working], we immediately set to work fixing the screw-up. The service disruption was a challenging thing to address, but our tech team worked around the clock to solve the problems and to whip Grindr back into shape. Simkhai doesn't address the cause of the disruptions, but London tabloid " The People ," attributes it to the influx of Olympic Athletes in London. The publication reports :.
Grindr In London Overloaded By Gay Olympic Athletes?
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